Thin Places Tour Frequently Asked Questions
What does Double Occupancy Mean?
The price of $2120 is for one person who travels with a partner – two persons in one room. If you wish to register for the trip as a lone traveler, there will be an additional cost ($455 single supplement). If you would like us to pair you with another lone traveler – meaning you would share a room with that person – we are happy to assist, though we can’t guarantee.
What is the primary mode of land transportation?
The tour will move through the itinerary transporting guests on a motorcoach… medium sized, as the trip is limited to 25 guests. All land transportation is included in overall fee.
What is the weather like in Ireland?
The weather is much like the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Because Ireland lies in the path of the jet stream, the climate is temperate. However, it rains often in Ireland, but the rain comes and goes. Plan for it. Part of the natural beauty of the landscape is due to the rain. Puffy clouds, fewer shadows, more rainbows, spectacular light all come from the ebb and flow of cloud cover. We expect rain. So pack a a light rain jacket with hood, rain shoes and a collapsible umbrella.
How much walking is involved?
The Thin Places tours focus on the Irish landscape. Walking is part of every stop. Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces, such as rocky fields, cemeteries and grasslands, and up hills – sometimes steep hills. Many of these sites – Beltany, Tullahogue, White Park Bay, Slemish Mountain – involve climbing steep hills or mountain. At times sites are well off the road a mile or more. Guests always have the option of staying at the bus or walking only as far as they are comfortably able, but walking is a big part of traveling in Ireland. If you are healthy and able to walk a two miles with no stops, you should be fit enough for all the walking in this tour. However, with our tours you are able to pace yourself and decline some of the activity if you choose.
What if a guest wants to take a side trip to visit friends or relatives?
The itinerary is flexible for guests, so if they want to leave the group and stay behind for a day or two, that’s fine – so long as they can make arrangements to catch up to the group in one of its next locations at their own expense. This is relatively simple to do as Ireland is not a large country and the longest driving distances between locations is usually under one hour.
NOTE: The registration fee does not waiver or decrease if a guest wants to divert from the itinerary. All diversions and transportation away from the group are at the guests’ expense.
Is there any quiet time or personal time for guests away from the group?
The itinerary has been planned so that all but the last night have guests spending at least two nights in a town. This was deliberately planned so that guests could forgo a day’s trip with the group. They can choose to stay in town if they preferred relaxation away from the group or another diversion, and still be able to resume group activities the next day.
What if I have more Questions?
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